Classic Backbeats II Review – MusicTech Magazine March 2019

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MusicTech Magazine Reviews a customer favorite: Classic Backbeats II In the March 2019 edition of MusicTech Magazine, reviewers took a good look at one of our all-time favorite drum loop collections: Classic Backbeats II. This old-school library of drum grooves, all inspired by the timeless drum beats of 50s and 60s, really delivers that early […]

Sometimes You Need a Reminder

Audio waveforms of drums

A Beta Monkey user reminds us of what makes Beta Monkey different We received an email recently. At first view, it was a nice compliment about the work we do here at Beta Monkey. And, of course, it was a testament to the non-stop work by a very talented artist, Simon Reich. Simon has been […]

The Easiest Way to Get Good Drum Tracks

Play-Along Rock Drum Track 90 bpm

Want the easiest way to play along with some live, acoustic rock drum tracks? Just click play! Rock Drum Track Play-Along – Rock Drum Loops 90 BPM About this Backing Track This 16th note beat delivers a solid rock drum backing track, a great groove to jam along with and to inspire new songwriting ideas. […]

Metal Drum Tracks Still Flowing from the Double Bass Mania Series!

YouTube Screenshot of customer using Double Bass Mania drum loops and drum samples

Every now and then you get sucked down the Youtube wormhole and you come across all sorts of things. This video came up and we heard the drums and thought, “Hey, wait a minute, these drum tracks sound familiar!” Sure enough, the audio was constructed from the metal drum samples and loops in the Double […]

Jazz Essentials II Jazz Drum Tracks Review – MusicTech Magazine August 2018

MTM Magazine August 2018

Live, unedited jazz drum tracks… that’s what Jazz Essentials II is all about! When you think of jazz, you think of free-flowing improvisation. Free, unfettered, exploration of a a musical idea that demands space and time to develop. Jazz is about communication between musician and musician as well as musician with the audience. At its […]

Can We Ask You a Few Questions (And Save You 25%)?

Can We Ask You a Few Questions (And Save You 25%)? We appreciate your business and value your opinion of our products. To help us continue making great loop and samples, we’re asking you to share your opinions and ideas about loop and sample products. Simply take this one-minute (survey it’s truly under a minute […]

Live, acoustic drums? What a concept!

A nice find shared with us, making great use of the classic sounds found on Classic Backbeats II If you’re after the sounds of live acoustic drums played in the styles that launched rock-n-roll, the grooves and fills from Classic Backbeats II will do the trick. These are the kind of drums recorded the way […]

Beta Monkey drums getting it done on worldwide Soundcloud New & Hot, Jazz charts

Simon Reich Uses Beta Monkey Samples to Get onto SoundCloud Charts

Thanks to long-time Beta Monkey user Simon Reich, Beta Monkey drums can be heard on several of Soundcloud’s top charts, including: New & Hot, Top 50, Jazz & Blues chart, worldwide, No 14. Check out the great work here: See what our drum loops have done for other users: User-Submitted Music

Live Jazz Drums – There’s No Substitute!

Jazz Drum Tracks - Jazz Essentials II

Jazz Essentials II contains over 2 GB of live jazz drum tracks capturing essential jazz drum tracks for traditional jazz, Latin jazz, 3/4 jazz, blues-jazz, and more. We’re talking a live jazz drummer in the studio playing time, comping phrases, and mixing up the swing. You can’t get any more authentic jazz drums for your […]

5 Essential Rock Drum Loops Sample Packs

5 Essential Rock Drum Loop Libraries Rock drumming is many things to many people. For some, it’s all about high-energy and power. For others, however, it’s more about deep pocket and a play-for-the-song mentality. While the rock genre means many things to many people (just think of all the rock genres: classic rock, hard rock, […]

Popular Examples of Music Written in 6/8

Our favorite songs in 6/8

Some of our Favorite Songs in 6/8 Time While drum loops in 6/8 have a long tradition here at Beta Monkey, we’d like to talk about something else: namely our favorite all-time grooves in this unsung but grooving time signature. Songwriters have always found the best drum loops for different styles and time signatures in […]

User Submitted Track Using Jazz Essentials II Drum Tracks

User submitted video using Jazz Essentials II

Live Jazz Drum Tracks in Action – Jazz Essentials II It’s always nice to hear what our drum loops and drum tracks can actually do when put into the right hands.We go to the best rooms and hand the sticks to some of the best players in the business so you can make your songs […]